Allie’s Basketball Dream

Book cover for Allie's Basketball Dream by Barbara E. Barber

Barbara E. Barber


Darryl Ligasan

Book Summary

Basketball is Allie’s favorite sport-she’s loved it ever since her father took her to her first game at Madison Square Garden. When her dad gives her a new basketball of her own, she hits the neighborhood courts, full of confidence. Once there, her enthusiasm ebbs as her shots fall short of the basket-at least at first. Allie’s story of self-determination is one that young athletes, both boys and girls, will recognize. Perfect for anyone who has experienced the ups and downs of practicing and playing hard, Allie’s Basketball Dream is a spirited tribute to perseverance.

Basketball, Gender barriers, Overcoming obstacles

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Lee and Low Books
Book Category
Gender Norms